Posted 15 August 2007
At this time of year many students will be reviewing their options and deciding what and where to study. Choosing the right university and career path is a major decision so students thinking about studying rural, land and food-based topics should seriously consider the Shropshire-based Harper Adams University College.
If students are looking for a friendly, highly regarded university college that will support them all the way, ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career and introduce them to a wide circle of friends and experiences, Harper Adams is confident that it is the right choice.
Harper Adams offers a huge selection of popular courses, ranging from agriculture, animal science and welfare, veterinary nursing, crop management, countryside and environmental management, land management, agricultural engineering, off-road vehicle design, business management, agri-food marketing, food retail management, food and consumer studies, rural leisure management, and the list goes on.
In short, Harper Adams combines the traditional attributes of a compact, caring institution with the expected standards of a modern, forward-thinking university with its own degree awarding and research degree powers.
New for 2008
The University College is launching a range of new courses in 2008 including BSc (Hons) Agri-business, BSc (Hons) Rural Business Enterprise and BSc (Hons) / FdSc/HND Agri-Marketing and Business Administration (AMBA).
Examples of Student Achievements:
Nathan Duncan from Crumlin, a past pupil of Antrim Grammar School is studying for a Bachelor of Engineering in Agricultural Engineering. He recently was awarded the 2007 Douglas Bomford Trust Scholarship which is awarded to a top student embarking on an agricultural engineering course. Nathan said “I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Harper Adams. It has excellent facilities and a great reputation both from a learning and a social perspective!”
Employment Record – a good reason to choose Harper
Harper Adams has an enviable employment record, demonstrating that it is the best choice for students who want a head start when seeking jobs after their studies. Graduates are highly sought after in the jobs market with 98.3% of 2006 degree students being in employment within six months of graduating. This is well above the national average.
Links with Industry
All undergraduate courses at Harper Adams include a 12 month sandwich placement in industry. Students put theoretical knowledge into practice, developing valuable employment skills. The University College has links with over 500 placement employers across a wide range of industries and graduates pursue a range of careers across the globe.
Harper Adams prides itself on the quality of its teaching. One of the advantages of being a smaller university, with around 1,900 students, is that lecturers and other teaching staff can spend more time working with smaller groups and can get to know you as an individual, help you learn, develop and achieve your goals.